James Pearson sends Ça Chauffe at F9a
- Monday 26th April 2021
James Pearson has ticked F9a again. This time on Ça Chauffe at Seynes in France.
Ça Chauffe is considered the hardest route at the crag of Seynes and was first established in 2020 by local climber Tanguy Mérard. The route marks James’ third F9a sport route and follows a very successful winter of hard trad-climbing, which saw quick ascents of Harder Faster and Tribe.
James commented: "At least on paper, Ça Chauffe (F9a) should have suited me pretty well, and after climbing through the crux on my second day of red-points, I figured it would go down pretty quick. There was just one little problem – I couldn't do one of the moves in the upper F8b! With time, perseverance, lots of falls, and even more hand cream, eventually, things fell into place. This route was an excellent reminder of just how crazy climbing can be and how everybody is different."
You can read more about the ascent at his Wild Country blog here